Head School Nurse

Head School Nurse

  • Administration
  • Victoria

St. Margaret’s School is looking for an energetic, motivated and caring Head School Nurse to work collaboratively with other members of school community.  The Head School Nurse is responsible for the management of overall health care of boarding students and for providing health care guidance to the SMS School community.

The Head School Nurse is responsible for the collection and coordination of medical information for emergency care, medical alert, medical contact information, and on-going health care as required. 


Monday to Friday (hours may vary)


$34.05 – $37.64 per hour, depending on years of service at SMS. This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities include

  • Possess a knowledge of and deliver educational sessions on topics relevant to youth, teens, school and family health issues such as:  healthy living, nutrition, sexual health, and social-emotional wellness
  • Use sound and proper nursing techniques when treating patients in compliance the BC Standards for Nursing Practices
  • Maintain awareness of community, provincial, national, and global health issues that might impact the School and its members
  • Recognize the need for, and participate in, on-going professional development and education
  • Maintain confidentiality of information shared and stored in the Health Clinic
  • Coordinate with Island Health to facilitate school immunizations
  • Develop and maintain student medical alert plans that include information such as allergies and other medical concerns; appropriate protocols to follow; and emergency contact information
  • Collect and display appropriate materials to promote wellness and health education in the Health and Wellness Centre
  • Participate as a member of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHS)
  • Other duties as required

With specific reference to boarding students:

  • Consult and collaborate with staff, parents and outside health care providers to support the delivery of exceptional health care
  • Maintain accurate documentation and medical records
  • Collect and share medical information (as needed) to appropriate personnel
  • Coordinate and manage overall care including referrals to outside health agencies
  • Arrange visits and transportation to dental care providers, other medical specialists and other community agencies
  • Liaise with boarding team daily regarding health concerns of students, determining treatment plans, and giving guidance on medical care needs
  • Be available for telephone consultation and advice during work hours and some weekends
  • Liaise and debrief with School Counsellors regularly to share insights and information and to provide mutual support while not breaching client confidentiality
  • Apply for, and maintain MSP coverage and temporary health insurance
  • Track and monitor health care records as they relate to MSP coverage
  • Manage resources and supplies needed in the Health and Wellness Centre
  • Organize and supply boarding houses with supplies and equipment for on-going medical care and first aid

Requirements and Qualifications include

  • Qualified registered nurse with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience
  • CPR Level C Certification
  • Experience in mental health is an asset
  • BCCDC Immunization Competency
  • Maintain active registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
  • Administer medications and provide instructions to others in the administration of medication or treatment such as Epi-Pen
  • Eligibility for active registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC and awareness of the Standards for Nursing practices
  • Comprehensive knowledge of community resources and available health services within Victoria
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality pertaining to the nurse/client relationship
  • Comfortable working with youth including international students
  • Ability to collaborate with and take a team approach to student health and wellness
  • Strong commitment to service excellence
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to set priorities, identify plans of action and meet deadlines
  • Strong record-keeping with attention to details and organizational abilities
  • Basic computer skills – Word, Excel, Database
  • Actively support the vision, mission and values of our school

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application package, which includes a covering letter, curriculum vitae and professional references, quoting the Posting #2021042, by May 10, 2021 to:

Human Resources

St. Margaret’s School

1080 Lucas Avenue

Victoria, BC   V8X 3P7

Email:  [email protected]




To apply for this job email your details to careers@stmarg.ca.

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